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on to wanda in florida. hi, wanda. caller: i have a question for you. i paid into social security. i now get social security benefits. every month i have premiums coming out of my check. how can you consider them as socialist programs. we paid into them. host: stay on the line. guest: i also get social security and i pay my medicare premiums. i'm in the same boat she is. the benefits that are being paid a much greater than the amount repaid in. -- then the amount we pay again . they're not actuarially sound. we have to look at it to see to have these programs solvent for the next 20, 30, 40 years and for my children that will be on social security and medicare 20 years from now. in terms of some of the other programs, it depends on what you're talking about. is it socialism to support cancer research or to build roads and bridges all over our country? i don't think so. is it socialism to help people when they are hurting because of terrible unemployment? i do not think so. i think we have a responsibility to be fiscally prudent. host: do you have a response? caller: it may be. how are you go
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